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"We Roll": An Alabama Football Anthem

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TUSCALOOSA, AL -

Even in the off-season, three Alabama football fans show their love for the Crimson Tide through a song called "We Roll".

And it's popular.  In only three days on YouTube, the song has over 86,000 views.

Kevin Croom, the song writer. Kris Bitten, the producer.  "Kadesh Flow", the rapper.

Together, the three collaborated on the new Alabama football anthem.

"I do the lyrics, Kris does all the music," Croom, an Alabama graduate and nephew to Sylvester Croom, said.  "I had a song I wanted to push for Alabama football, and Kris had a song he wanted to push."

That is how the idea started. Kris had the music, but couldn't quite find the words.

"That day I went to the studio to lay it down," Bitten, an Alabama student, said.  "I like this, played it over and over. Words, lyrics?  Only two came 'we roll'."

Bitten later found the voice of Ryan Davis a.k.a. "Kadesh Flow", while they were both doing jazz ensemble together at the capstone.

"It's something that the 60-year-old Alabama fan can get a little hype in her system," Davis, who recently graduated from UA with an MBA, said.  "She can rap along, it's not too fast."

The song was ready to go last year, but the group thought it was too late into the season to release the song.

"There's a verse in the song that's my favorite," Bitten said.  "'You don't rep UA, straight up disrespect. That's why in January you see us on your TV set."  It's crazy, the year we recorded it, it happened, then it happened again!"

"Whether you're an Alabama fan in Michigan or in Tuscaloosa, no matter where you are, when this song is played it takes you to that special place of Alabama football," Croom said.  "I think we captured that."

The trio hopes the song will go from the cd to 100,000 people inside Bryant Denny Stadium on Saturdays in the fall.

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You can listen to the song on FACEBOOK or on YOUTUBE.

 

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